Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934




Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 14, 2020



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware   001-37428   26-3474527

(State or other

jurisdiction of incorporation)



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(I.R.S. Employer

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1880 Century Park East, Suite 1000    
Los Angeles, California   90067
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (310) 203-1000


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Common Stock, par value $0.001   RTTR   Nasdaq Capital Market


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Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.


A special meeting (the “Special Meeting”) of the stockholders of Ritter Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the “Company”) was convened at 9:00 a.m., Pacific Time, on May 14, 2020 to vote on certain proposals related to the Company’s proposed merger with Qualigen, Inc. Since there were insufficient votes at the time of the Special Meeting to approve all of the required proposals, a proposal was submitted to stockholders to adjourn the Special Meeting to allow the Company additional time to solicit proxies in favor of the merger proposals (the “Adjournment Proposal”). The Adjournment Proposal is described in more detail in the Company’s joint proxy and consent solicitation statement/prospectus dated April 9, 2020.


The final voting results with respect to the Adjournment Proposal are below.


Proposal 5—Proposal to Adjourn the Special Meeting, if Necessary, to Solicit Additional Proxies in the Event that there are Not Sufficient Votes at the Time of the Special Meeting to Approve Proposals 1, 2, 3 or 4.


For: 27,460,192
Against: 1,617,432
Abstained: 1,051,452
Broker Non-Votes:


Accordingly, the Special Meeting was adjourned to 12:00 p.m., Pacific Time, on Monday, May 18, 2020. The Company’s stockholders of record as of the close of business on March 26, 2020 will continue to be entitled to vote at the special meeting on May 18, 2020. The reconvened special meeting will be held virtually. Stockholders of record will be able to attend the special meeting online by visiting www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/RTTR2020 on the date of the meeting.


Item 8.01 Other Events.


On May 14, 2020, the Company issued a press release regarding the adjournment of the Special Meeting. The Company’s press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit No.   Description
99.1   Press Release dated May 14, 2020, entitled “Ritter Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Adjournment of its Special Meeting




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


  By: /s/ Andrew J. Ritter                         
  Name: Andrew J. Ritter
  Title: Chief Executive Officer


Date: May 14, 2020